50 jobs on offer for Lockyer Valley locals

Queensland Corrective Services is looking for 50 Lockyer Valley locals to take up permanent, secure jobs near Gatton, with paid training starting shortly.

Commissioner Peter Martin said that by 2023, QCS would be employing about 500 new officers at the Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct near Gatton, with a new 1000-bed prison under construction.

“To give locals a ‘look inside’ QCS, recruitment specialists and operational officers will conduct an information session at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre this Saturday,” Commissioner Martin said.

“With the transition of the existing women’s prison to public operation, we are looking for 50 new custodial corrections officers, with the 10-week paid training starting shortly.

“But that is just the start of the opportunities at the correctional precinct. Many people don’t realise just how many career paths there are in corrections. In coming months and years, we are looking for psychologists, counsellors, trade instructors and more.

“A career in corrections can take you around the State – we have offices and centres from the Torres Strait to western Queensland, and everywhere in between.

“If you have life experience, good communication skills and a desire to improve the safety of our communities, I recommend coming along to the information session to learn more about the opportunities in corrections,” Commissioner Martin said.

The information session runs from 10:30am to 12pm at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre at 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton.



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